Any time a foreign object is implanted into the human body, there can be a risk of the body rejecting the material. The rejection, or failure, rate of dental implant rates tends to be extremely low, however. This is because the implants are made of highly biocompatible materials, which allows them to fuse safely and effectively with your bone tissue. Our expert in dental implant in Los Angeles uses titanium implants, which osseointegrate, or fuse, with your jawbone and become a part of your body.
However, while failure is rare, it can occur under certain conditions. The worldwide implant rejection rates are about 4 percent. The 15-year success rate in the United States is over 95 percent. The body is most likely to reject a dental implant when the implant is placed improperly, post-procedure instructions are not followed properly or the patient smokes. Certain health conditions can also increase your risk of dental implant rejection. Treatment options are available to reduce the risk of implant failure.
Implant failure is most likely to occur within a year of placement and is most frequently due to infection, improper placement, poor dental health, poor overall health, poor implant quality and insufficient jawbone. Choosing an experienced dental implants dentist can help significantly reduce these risks and improve your chances for a successful implant procedure. Following our dentist’s aftercare instructions can help reduce your risk of infection and other complications.
Contact our expert in dental implant in Los Angeles to learn more or to schedule your initial consultation.